Humanity has left its homeworld and spread out among the stars, building a mighty Collective where energy is limitless, communication is instantaneous, and every person's needs are fully met. Citizens are free to pursue whatever lives they choose, settled on planets or traveling among the stars, and their accomplishments are tracked by the omnipresent Overnet. Even death holds no fear for Citizens, who will be reborn endlessly for all eternity.
Benning Kidd is a Drone, the disposable lowest class of humanity upon whose lives - and deaths - this system is built. An accident allows her to step free of her class, though, and become a Citizen, one uniquely talented and unscrupulously ambitious. As a Citizen, she can gain in power and influence, but there are those who fear who she was and who she may one day become. A price has been put on her life, and there are those who wish to erase her entirely from the Collective's memory, destroying her forever.
Benning must master the path of the Stellar Corsair to survive, fighting for glory and renown in arenas and the void of space alike. Should she reach the greatest heights, the Collective as she knows it might be upended. Should she fail, she could be wiped utterly from existence. The Risen Drone must stand against the might of the Collective...and conquer!